Montréal, May 30, 2016 – The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Québec (CRIAQ) is pleased with the launch of the Québec Government’s aerospace strategy, announced today by Dominique Anglade, Minister of the Economy, Science and Innovation. Structured in four axes, the strategy is based on 10 objectives to strengthen the global competitiveness of the Québec aerospace industry.
“We are pleased with the Government of Quebec’s involvement in the aerospace sector,” said Denis Faubert, President and CEO of CRIAQ. Collaborative research projects between the various actors in the aerospace community drive innovation in the field. CRIAQ will undoubtedly play a decisive role in the deployment of the strategy in each of these areas. »
Indeed, research and development is a strong support for the development, growth and diversification of the aerospace industry, including SMEs. CRIAQ programs form a significant part of the specialized workforce required by the industry, and the aerospace technology base also benefits the military air force.
With more than 70% of the country’s R&D investment, the province of Quebec remains the main centre of aerospace research and development activities in Canada. It is a powerful driver of innovation in support of an industry that is of the utmost importance to the Québec economy.
The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Quebec (CRIAQ) is a non-profit organization created in 2002 with the financial support of the Government of Quebec. Its mission is to stimulate business innovation through collaborative aerospace R&D. CRIAQ is also a formidable incubator for young talent that generates specialized talent for aerospace companies.
Sarah Bouchard, Communications Officer